31 Attractive and Easy Sun Loving Perennials: A to Z
Living in Southeastern New Mexico, I am constantly looking for plants to bring life and color to my yard, and have found a lively selection to add to my many sunny garden beds. Read on to keep your garden in bloom from early spring through frost with our A-Z collection of flowers below.
Table of Contents
- Azalea: Spring Blooms Kick Your Season Off
- Agastache: Bring in the Hummingbirds
- Blanket Flower: A Variety to Choose From
- Buddleia: Bring on the Butterflies!
- Crape Myrtle: Reblooming Magnificence
- Clematis: Twine Through Your Garden
- Coral Bells: Stunning Foliage and Delicate Florets
- Daylilies: Kick off Your Summer Blooms
- Echinacea: Bursting with Possibilities
- Floribunda Roses: Heady with Scent
- Geraniums: Hardy Picks
- Hydrangea: Add in Unique
- Iris: Lavish Color All Spring
- Jovibarba: Succulent Beauty
- Kniphofia: Dramatic Depth and Color
- Lupines: Fast Action
- Lavender: Heady Scent and Mosquito Repellant
- Monarda: Bring In the Bees with This Balm
- Nemesia: Spring and Winter Southern Interest
- Oriental Poppy: Delicate and Divine
- 21 Phlox: Easy Loving
- Peony: Mid-Spring Eruptions!
- Russian Sage: Long-Blooming Classic
- Rose of Sharon: Exotic and Hardy
- Shasta Daisy: Time-Honored Blooms For Any Space
- Sedum: Take Your Pick
- Turtlehead: All Around Keeper
- Viburnum: Add Year-Round Interest
- Weigela: Color Explosion Spring to Fall
- Yarrow: Saturation Your Space ALL Summer Long
- Zephyranthes: Late Summer Blooms
The perfect tropical bloom, but made to withstand a variety of growing zones and conditions, these hardy
Ready, Set, Plant!
Hopefully I’ve provided you with a variety of sun loving, easy to grow perennials that will happily find a way into your flowerbeds – or perhaps you need to get busy making space for new ones!
As with all new plants they need a period of adjustment to get established. Water is a crucial element during this stage, so plants often do best when planted after the last frost while the weather is still cool enough to avoid quickly drying soils. Occasionally this isn’t conducive, but neither is standing outside hand watering your plants day and night. To plant your perennials anytime, and to alleviate any moisture concerns, try creating your own soaker hose to keep your soils moist and help your plants put down deep roots for healthy and strong blooms later on.
As always, share your experiences, add to the list, or ask a question below! Which plant are you putting in first? Let us know!